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Each year approximately 205,860 preschool
and elementary children receive emergency department care for
injuries that occur on playground equipment.
76% of the injuries happened on public playground equipment
23% occurred on home playground equipment
Approximately 156,040 (75.8 %) of the 1999 injuries occurred
on equipment designed for public use; 46,930 (22.8 %) occurred
on equipment designed for home use; and 2,880 (1.4 %) occurred
on homemade playground equipment (primarily rope swings).
About 45% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in
About 31% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in
About 10% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in
commercial childcare centers.
About 3% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in home
About 3% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in apartment
About 2% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in fast
About 9% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in other
**The places where you will find a Kangaroo Jumper (Campgrounds,
Resorts, Corn mazes etc.) fall into a category that contributes
the least number of injuries.
Approximately 15% of the injuries were
classified as severe, with 3% requiring hospitalization.
The most prevalent diagnoses were fractures (39%), lacerations
(22%), contusions/abrasions (20%), strains/sprains (11%). Falls
to the surface was a contributing factor in 79% of all injuries.
On home equipment, 81% were associated with falls.
Most injuries on public playground equipment were associated
with climbing equipment (53%), swings (19%), and slides (17%).
logical to assess that the fundamental body movements involved
in playing on the Kangaroo Jumper fall into the very low
injury category, add to the equation the safety features built
into each installation (no hard surfaces, low height activity,
inability to use the equipment during rain etc) and you can see
why the Kangaroo Jumper is as safe as playground equipment can
get! That is why in some other countries, Insurance companies
actually recommend the Kangaroo Jumper because of its impeccable
The Kangaroo Jumper will attract a high volume of participants
and people can hurt other people and people breaking rules also
can hurt themselves and others. Every Kangaroo Jumper Owner
should have a sound management plan to ensure safe operation
of their Kangaroo Jumper.
were based on data obtained between 1998 and 2000 from the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) National Electronic
Surveillance System (NEISS). NEISS collects playground product-related
data from a selected sample of more than 100 hospital emergency
departments located throughout the U.S. Thus, only emergency
room injuries are recorded and the national statistics are estimates.
All statistics have been adjusted to reflect out-of-scope cases
that were reported to NEISS.
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